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Rereading Middle English romance : manuscript layout, decoration, and the rhetoric of composite structure

Author: Murray J Evans
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Focusing on features of layout and decoration in manuscripts containing Middle English romances, Murray Evans discusses how these details signal generic and structural relationships among texts.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray J Evans
ISBN: 0773512373 9780773512375
OCLC Number: 32238769
Description: xx, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Compilatio, Physical Layout, and Decoration: Touchstones --
2. Romance, Nonromance, and Conventions of Manuscript Layout and Decoration: A Survey of Some Collections --
3. Romances in Composite Manuscript Contexts I: Sir Isumbras, the "Isumbras-Group," and Homiletic Romance --
4. Romances in Composite Manuscript Contexts II: Sir Degare, Sir Orfeo, and the Middle English Lay --
5. The Rhetoric of Composite Structure, or Rereading Middle English Romance: Conclusions --
Appendix: Lists of Data and Contents for Each Manuscript.
Responsibility: Murray J. Evans.
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"An excellent study. Evans's work is of wide relevance well beyond the area of Middle English romance studies." David Parkinson, Department of English, University of Saskatchewan.

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